Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 13

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

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Events Not to Miss:

What: Nightmare on River Road
Why: An indoor haunted attraction, but only if you dare.
When: Weekends thru Sunday, October 30 (6-10pm & 2-6pm on Sunday), $15
Where: 854 River Rd., New Milford
Why: A special character event at this fun play spot.
When: Friday, October 14, 4-6pm, Call 201-523-9495
Where: 465 Old Hook Rd., Emerson
Why: A fun halloween party with food, costumes and more.
When: Friday, October 14, 6-8pm, $7, Pre-registration required
Where: The River Vale Community Center, 628 Rivervale Rd., River Vale
Why: A tour full of animals for your little ghosts and ghouls.
When: Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16, departing every half hour from 4-6:30pm, Ages 2+/ $16, Pre-Registration required
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: First Presbyterian Church of Englewood
Why: A music show, magic show, pumpkins and lots of fun.
When: Saturday, October 15, 11am-1:30pm, FREE
Where: 150 E. Palisades Ave., Englewood
Why: An autumn day of visual art and live music.
When: Saturday, October 15, 11am -3:30pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, Paramus

What: Mac Bain Farm Harvest Festival
Why: Music, pumpkin painting, marshmellows and more.
When: Saturday, October 15, 3-5pm
Where: 203 Hickory Lane, Closter
Why: Food trucks, a petting zoo, local craft beers, live music and more. 
When: Saturday, October 15, 12-5pm
Where: Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge
Why: Bring teddy in for some T.L.C..
When: Saturday, October 15, 10am-2pm, Ages 2-10, Pre-Registration required
Where: The Valley Hospital Terrace, Ridgewood
What: Immaculate Heart Academy Open House
 Learn about IHA's college prep curriculum, new STEM program and get a first-hand experience of the spirit of their unique and close-knit community.
When: Sunday, October 16, 11-2pm, FREE, click here to register
Where: 500 Van Emburgh Ave, Township of Washington
Why: Pay your local heroes a visit.
When: Sunday, October 16, 1:30-3:30pm, FREE
Where: 201 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Rides, Inflatables, crafters, food and more.
When: Sunday, October 16, 11am-2pm
Where: Mark Lane Sports Complex, 400 Mark Lane, River Vale

What: The Great Fall Festival at Flat Rock Brook
Why: BBQ, Music, seasonal activities and more.
When: Sunday, October 16, 1-4pm, Ages 6-17/$10, Adults/$15
Where: 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
What: Woofstock in Tenafly
Why: A groovy day that's for the dogs.
When: Sunday, October 16, 11am-4pm
Where: Municipal Circle Park, Tenafly
Why: Head over to this local spot and enjoy the fall festivitites including their BRAND NEW CORN MAZE.
When: Weekends thru Halloween, 10am-5pm
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Why: Walk the park by lantern for this spooky night hunting for an escaped T-Rex and lots more dino fun.
When: Friday and Saturday nights, Now thru October 29, Dining with Dinos at 7pm, Tour at 8pm
Where: Fort Lee Road, Leonia
Why: Because we love a good hayride on the farm.
When: Weekends, 10:30am-4pm, $5 
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff

What: Wayne Gretzky at Bookends
Why: Take your kids to meet The Great One.
When: Wednesday, October 19, 6:30pm 
Where: 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Shop til you drop at Reform's first ever Warehouse sale and snag high end activewear at up to 80% off.
When: Wednesday, October 19 thru Friday, October 21, 11:30am-6:30pm (Wednesday) and 10:30am-4:30pm (Thursday and Friday)
Where: 15 Broadway, Cresskill
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: A FREE performing arts festival for the kiddos.
When: Saturday, October 15, 11am-3pm, FREE
Where: Madison Square Park, NYC
Why: Trick or treating, pumpkin patches, a beach maze, and much more  waiting for you on the boardwalk.
When: Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16 & Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 12-4pm
Where: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make your Halloween costume beyond Pinterest worthy.
When: Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29, 10am or 1pm, Ages 12-18, Pre-registration required
Where: Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Weekends thru Saturday, October 29, Included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at the park with a ton of Halloween fun.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Langhorne, PA
Why: Your little monkey get curious like George as they explore key concepts in science, math, and engineering.
When: Now thru January 8
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Why: Jack o’lantern creatures, a costume parade, a hay maze and more make this a really fun time to visit the Zoo.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: The corn maze is OPEN! (and we love ourselves a good cornmaze), plus family fun including moon bounce, pony rides, and wagon trains.
When: Open daily, 9am-6pm, Tickets start at $6, prices vary based on day and time. 
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Irresistible pop music set to a spectacular laser show.  
When: Tuesdays thru Fridays (4:15pm) & Saturdays (5:15pm) in October, Adults/$7, Kids/$5
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Why: Your littles will love the activities at this family farm with scenic views of the Hudson Valley.
When: Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16, 9am-5pm
Where: 2187 State Route 32, Modena, NY
Why: Choo Choo you way through the beautiful fall landscape and land at a pumpkin patch.
When: October Weekends (Check website for times)
Where: Delaware River Road Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
Why: Amazing “trek tech” experience as you become a cadet at the Starlet Academy. Check out the overnights too! 
When: Now thru October 31, Ages 5+/$18, Adults/$25
Where: Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave., NYC
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs.
When: Various dates in October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Why: Wear your costume and take your pick from a non-scary path or a scary  path, enjoy the bake sale, jump in the bounce house, and more.
When: Saturday, October 22, 6-9pm, Rain Date: Sunday, October 18
Where: Beechwood Park on the corner of Hillsdale Ave. & Everdell Ave., Hillsdale
Why: A giant street festival with a mechanical bull, live entertainment, climbing wall and more.  Stop by the Bergen Mama table and say hello!
When: Sunday, October 23, 10am-5pm
Where: 101 Paragon Drive, Montvale

What: 10th Annual Food Film Festival
Why: Because t’s the only event in the world where guests get “Taste What They See on the Screen!” #genius
When: Thursday, October 22 thru Sunday, October 23, Tickets start at $75, Bergen Mama Readers enjoy 15%off all Tickets and VIP Passes: BERGEN15
Where: AMC Empire 25234 W42nd St., NYC



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